Understanding Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoid tissues are “cushions” of blood vessels that swell slightly during bowel movements. Too much pressure on the anal canal can make these tissues remain enlarged and cause symptoms. This can happen both inside and outside the anal canal. Learn More ›

Causes of Hemorrhoids

You want to feel your best during pregnancy. One way to do that is to prevent hemorrhoids. These painful, swollen veins in and around the anus can cause bleeding, pain, irritation, and itching.

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Treatments for Hemorrhoids

Many people experience the discomfort of hemorrhoids. Often they can be treated effectively with topical products and by eating more fiber. If they persist, surgical options are available.

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Living with Hemorrhoids

Follow your doctor’s advice about caring for your hemorrhoids at home. Some treatments help relieve symptoms right away. Others involve making changes in your diet and exercise habits that can help ease constipation and prevent hemorrhoid symptoms from coming back.

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Your Guide to Hemorrhoids